Pierre Huyghe has been awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize, a prize that honors a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities. Huyghe has profoundly expanded the parameters of sculpture through artworks encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines.
Huyghe has consistently sought new ways to bring together unconventional and heterogeneous materials into a practice exceeding the sum of its multifarious parts and was selected for his extraordinary work by an international jury of directors, curators, artists, and historians who demonstrate an unparalleled expertise in the field of sculpture. Huyghe will be presented with an award designed by Renzo Piano, architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, at a ceremony in Dallas on April 1, 2017.
Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Pierre Huyghe‘s retrospective as part of a series of events organized within the Beyond the Walls program and shown in Venice as part of the Biennale di Venezia's collateral events.
The Foundation will present three works from the collection: A Journey That Wasn’t (2005), creature (2005-2011) and Silence Score (1997).